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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66513
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Date:20-MAR-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee
Owner/operator:Management Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-ARZY
C/n / msn: 25-2087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bishops Itchington, 3 miles SSW of Southam, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20/3/1963, when crashed at Bishops Itchington**, Warwickshire: Following an earlier flight the same day, in order to check the surface of the grass field, the aircraft was loaded with agricultural fertiliser and a second take off was attempted. During the take off run, at a speed of about 60 m.p.h., the starboard wheel ran on to a patch of soft ground, causing a considerable reduction in speed. The aircraft eventually became airborne close to the boundary of the field, but failed to gain sufficient speed and height to clear a hedge, which it struck.

Fire broke out after impact and the aircraft was completely destroyed; the pilot was uninjured. Registration G-ARZY cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 2/5/1963

(**Bishop's Itchington is a village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. It is about 3 miles (5 km) south-southwest of Southam and about 6.5 miles (10 km) southeast of Royal Leamington Spa)

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ARZY.pdf
2. Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop%27s_Itchington


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jul-2009 21:22 VHKDK Added
02-May-2012 05:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2015 15:53 harro Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2015 11:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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